Given this ambitious fiscal plan for the coming year, will the government be able to deliver on its promises to the public?

It's game over for former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, and welcome back to power for former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo!

With many of the government’s achievements already highlighted in the three-part pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) forum, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is expected to articulate in his third SONA on Monday the essentials of what his administration will do in the next 12 months to achieve the people’s desire for genuine change.

It takes more than a Pacquiao or even a weekly flag-raising or flag-lowering ceremony to make Filipinos truly nationalistic and patriotic.

The clergy could not control this president, and this president also needs to tone down his irreverent rhetoric.